2016 Margaret River Vermentino

$21.00

Tasting Notes

Bright pale quartz in colour with aromas of grapefruit and lime zest. The palate is crisp with abundant citrus and mineral flavours.

Background

Vermentino is native to the Mediterranean and is most famous in Italy as the flagship white variety from the island of Sardinia. We first tasted vermentino wines while travelling to Italy in the mid eighties and this left an indelible impression. When developing our vineyard in the early 2000s, Vermentino was one of the key varietals we wanted to pursue. Quarantine restrictions allowed us only three vine cuttings and so after over a decade we finally made our first commercial release in 2010.

We liken its flavours to semillon, yet it has the backbone of limey acidity commonly found in cool climate riesling. The variety thrives in Margaret River conditions and we expect this to become one of the pre-eminent white wines in Australia.

Enjoy this wine as an aperitif or with food, as it has the strength of character to match many styles of cuisine. A hallmark of this variety is to ripen at very low sugar levels, hence the wines have the added appeal of being low in alcohol at 11.5%.

Release Date

1 February 2021

Variety

100% Vermentino

Style

Light Bodied Dry White Wine.

Cellaring

Enjoy now or over the next 3 to 5 years.

Shipping

Free delivery anywhere in Australia. Wine prices above are quoted per bottle. There are 12 bottles per case.